But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 25 May 2018 08:59

The Root of the Matter Featured

by Phil Johnsonimagehe issue underlying practically every popular evangelical trend we have ever decried here on PyroManiacs is the same moral defect that was the besetting sin of the Pharisees—namely, a craving for human applause. The current ranks of evangelical leadership are filled with men...

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Written by Phil Johnson
Friday, 25 May 2018 07:24

Presenting Every Man Perfect, Part 2

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: Presenting Every Man Perfect, Part 2
Subtitle: Admonishing Every Man
Speaker: Mike Riccardi
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/20/2018
Bible: Colossians 1:28-29
Leng...

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Friday, 25 May 2018 07:04

The Spiritual Chymist, Meditation LIX

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Upon Going to Bed

How like is the frail life of Man to a day, as well for the inequality of its length, as the mixture that it has both of clouds and sunshine? What a kind of exact parallel are sleep and death: the one being a state of ligation of the senses; and the other, the privation of them?...

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Written by memoirandremains
Friday, 25 May 2018 06:44

I'm an SBC Woman I Have a Vote (Jacki C. King)

For as long as I can remember, I have been looking for a tribe, a group, a place, from the halls of Jr. high waiting to see if I made the spirit squad to staring at the walls of my public university wondering if anyone else was crazy enough to sign up for that 8AM lecture. I’m well past those...

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Written by Guest Blogger
Friday, 25 May 2018 06:12

How Was Christ Broken For Us?

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“How could the Lord say that His body was broken for us if other verses say that none of His bones were broken?”

Speaking of the bread that the Lord broke at the last supper (1 Cor. 11:23), Paul said,

“…He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for...

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Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Friday, 25 May 2018 06:05

Do You Have A Lust for Conflict? Featured

I was reminded today of how well-meaning Christians waste their time casting pearls before swine by wrangling with heretics. The love of intellectual fighting is a real problem with Christians that engage in apologetics. In our zeal to contend for the faith once for all handed down to the saints or...

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Written by Dustin Segers
Friday, 25 May 2018 05:54

Transforming New York City Was Always Going to be a Slog

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Kyle B. Roberts explains:

Evangelical New Yorkers did nothing less than make the city between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Their systematic strategy of aggressively building in new opening neighborhoods put them on the forward edge of urban development. . . . Asylums, bethels, book...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Friday, 25 May 2018 05:34

05/25/2018

•What Ecclesiastes has to say about Johnny Carson and the Beatles
•God saved Todd despite is idolatry of carpet
•Your questions answered
•My pastor controls the finances. Is that ok?
•Should Christians avoid the beach?
•Awana a la Ukraine, thanks to Tomorrow Clubs
•Is Financial Peace University wise?
•Without the music, the NAR will crumble
•Ludie Creach explains what is happening in Ireland

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Written by joey
Friday, 25 May 2018 05:26

Renewal Vows of an Unfaithful Husband

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‘Reconciliation’ by Josefina de Vasconcellos

As a pastor, few things are more heart wrenching than watching a married couple pick up the pieces after adultery. Feelings of betrayal, the unraveling of lies, and the waves of grief can seem insurmountable. At times those waves sink the...

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Written by garrettk
Friday, 25 May 2018 05:21

Athanasius: Why Not Eternal Creation?

In an most interesting section of his Orations Against the Arians, Athanasius fields an objection against the eternal generation of the Son based on a parallel with creation. Athanasius has been arguing that certain divine names (Father, Wisdom, Word) show us that God must have always had a...

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Written by Steven Wedgeworth
Friday, 25 May 2018 04:40

The American and French Revolutions Compared

Introduction

So I would like to discuss the radical difference between the American and French revolutions, and would like to do so with the aid of Friedrich von Gentz (1764-1832). He was a German writer, thinker, publicist, and man of public affairs. He wrote a short little booklet comparing the...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 25 May 2018 04:31

Consequences of Christian Faith in the Early Period

Another video in the series sponsored by our Centre for the Study of Christian Origins has just been posted here.  In this one, I talk about the “social consequences” of adherence to early Christianity.

Authors: larryhurtado...

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Written by larryhurtado
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:52

Apologetics in a Post Christian Age (Audio) -- The Knowledge of God (Part Two)

Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study: The Content of the Innate and Acquired Knowledge of God--A Biblical Catalogue

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:42

Quick Devotional from Ephesians 4:26 (Observation from the Greek)

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation (Septuagint) of Ephesians 4:17.  Here is my translation:

“SENTENCE 26 ὀργίζεσθε...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:36

Praylexa

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It has been several months since my last post, and I’m sure many of you have feared the worst. But fret not! I have not died and been taxidermied; I am alive and well and have been busy, applying my enormous mind to the most important questions at the cutting edge of theology.

As you have...

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Written by Saint Stuffed Shirt
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:30

6 Ways the SBC Needs to Grow in Light of Our Recent Failures

I am deeply grieved by what I am reading online about the crisis at my alma mater, Southwestern Seminary.  It is devastating to me learning of the women who have been hurt through this crisis. I have been a Southern Baptist (SBC) my whole life, all 44 years. Born and raised in a Southern...

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Written by John Roland
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:26

Walking on the Water

Friday, 25 May 2018 03:11

Random Bits

image"I walk through this sinful world as a pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
 
Mr. Pope makes a mockery of God's word again. Seriously, how can become chief cook and bottle washer of the top religious money making machine in history, claim to be the human embodiment of Christ here on earth,...

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Written by Doug Evans
Friday, 25 May 2018 03:00

March 24, 2018 Show with Michael Anthony on "A Call for Courage: Living with Power, Truth Love in an Age of Intolerance Fear"

Theme:

May 24, 2018:

MICHAEL ANTHONY, popular speaker & blogger @ CourageMatters.com, founder of the National Week of Repentance, author, lead pastor at Grace Fellowship of York, PA & host of the GODFACTOR Radio Broadcast, who will address: “A CALL FOR COURAGE: Living with Power, Truth...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Friday, 25 May 2018 02:41

McWhorter On An Alternative Doctrine Of Atonement

This brand of self-flagellation has become the new form of enlightenment on race issues. It qualifies as a kind of worship; the parallels with Christianity are almost uncannily rich. White privilege is the secular white person’s Original Sin, present at birth and . . . Continue reading →

A...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Friday, 25 May 2018 02:31

On The Roots Of The Concept Of “Privilege”

Back in 1988, the concept of privilege did little to challenge racism or sexism. It reinvented discrimination as a fixed condition rooted within the biological differences between individuals rather than a social problem. The solutions proposed were therapeutic rather than political. Dominant . . ....

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Friday, 25 May 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

imageThe Lord is teaching me patience. He's also teaching me, in interesting ways, how it is that He answers prayer. I'll reserve the details for another time (perhaps), but suffice it to say that, I can unhesitatingly say that if you pray for Him to show you what He's doing, He will. Oh, He may not...

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Written by EBenz
Friday, 25 May 2018 02:14

(Podcast 5.25.18) The Morals of the Story: Part 1 (w. Drs. David and Marybeth Baggett) - Bellator Christi

image In this first of our two-part podcast, we discuss moral apologetics with Drs. David and Marybeth Baggett, professors at Liberty University and authors of the book The Morals of the Story: Good News about a Good God. 

On this episode, we discuss the following:

-David and Marybeth’s...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Friday, 25 May 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Zondervan Academic)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan Academic, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five free copies of Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen’s new book, Apologetics at the Cross.

Here’s what Tim Keller had to say about Apologetics at the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 25 May 2018 02:01

Golden parachute

Paige Patterson and Paul Pressler collaborated to reclaim the SBC from liberal drift. That's been more successful at the level of SBC seminaries than colleges. 
Unfortunately, there's a historical pattern of insurgents who become (or always were) as corrupt as those they supplant. Turning parts...

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Written by steve
Friday, 25 May 2018 01:59

Todd White: Fabricating a Miracle? Featured

imageHere is a quick video of Todd White telling two completely different versions of the same story. In the first segment he talks about the time he had to have knee surgery because he was NOT miraculously healed. In the second segment (from a video on his Facebook page last week) he tells the story...

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Written by Steven Kozar
Friday, 25 May 2018 01:53

Job’s Problems

I’ll state right at the start that I do not consider myself an “expert” on the trials of Job, from the Old Testament. There is much that speaks to me and a great deal that causes me to pause. Was God “right” in allowing what He allowed? Why did God seemingly give into...

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Written by modres
Friday, 25 May 2018 01:15

Woe is Me: A Different Kind of Spiritual Experience

imageI live in southern California, which has aptly been described as the land of fruits and nuts. It is a place where people deride religion...

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Written by Brian Thomas
Friday, 25 May 2018 01:00

What is the Best Simple Case for Natural Marriage?

image What is the most effective way to defend natural marriage? How can people make a positive case for the biblical view of marriage? Sean offers three simple steps

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Friday, 25 May 2018 01:00

12 Thoughts About Racial Reconciliation and the Church

Before beginning, thanks are due to my friends Jason, Julian, Michael, and Taylor. Their experience, wisdom, and correction on the topic of racial reconciliation and the church have helped grow my understanding from informed, Biblical perspectives. Hopefully, this article demonstrates their wisdom,...

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Written by David Appelt
Friday, 25 May 2018 00:56

The Danger of an Unconverted Minister

Let it be a part of our daily prayers, that our churches may have no ministers excepting those who are really called of God. An unconverted minister is an injury and burden to a church. How can a man speak of truths which he has never tasted? How can he testify of a Savior whom he has never seen by...

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Written by The J.C. Ryle Archive
Friday, 25 May 2018 00:38

Luther: Whoever First Brewed Beer Has Prepared a Pest for Germany

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Above: A product from the LutherBiere line. Cyberspace is replete with descriptions of Martin Luther as the beer-guzzling antinomian. Here's a rare instance of the opposite description. Luther is reported to have stated,
Whoever first brewed beer has prepared a pest for Germany. I...

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Written by James Swan
Friday, 25 May 2018 00:12

Paul, the Apostolic Decree, and 1 Corinthians

Recently while working on 1 Corinthians, I came across an older article in my files addressing the question of why Paul does not mention the Jerusalem Council’s decree on the issue of food sacrificed to idols (8:1–11:1). A. S. Geyser suggests that that Acts 16:4 is a later addition....

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Written by BibleX
Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

New study: switching male and female marriage roles makes both sexes unhappy

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Here’s a report on a new study from the UK Daily Mail.

Excerpt:

When females were the main breadwinner in the family, they were discovered to report more symptoms of depression.

However, the opposite effect was found in men: Their psychological...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:57

Dancing with the distinguished professor--Post III--Back to the positive evidence

It was a notable feature of my recent debate with Craig Evans (podcast here) that I dealt in details and new information, whereas Evans dealt mostly in generalities, repeated over and over again, and occasionally false specific statements. (See my earlier posts on the debate here and here.)

Authors:...

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Written by
What's Wrong with the World
Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:56

Trinity undefeated

Apostate Dale Tuggy attempted to critique my position:
I have often pointed out how, in his heresy hunting adventures, he nearly always skates by without actually taking a stand for any Trinity theory. Happily, he has decided to pony up, saying just what the thinks “the doctrine of the...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:26

Survey: VBS remains popular among American parents

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Children at Houston Lake Baptist Church in Perry line up for one of the day’s VBS activities last summer. Nearly one fourth of the 100 children who attended made professions of faith at the three-day event. NICK CRAWFORD/Special

By Bob Smietana

NASHVILLE (BP) — Back in the 1890s, a pair...

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Written by Baptist Press
Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:25

No Murderer

1 John 3:14-15, “14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

The opponents of Jesus...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:23

What Do Baptism the Lord's Supper Symbolize?

Jesus says the way you identify a disciple is not through walking an aisle or signing a card. The biblical way to proclaim faith in Christ is through baptism.

Authors: Daniel Gardner

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Written by Daniel Gardner
Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:22

Andrew Fuller Friday: Fuller on the Progress of Sin

The reading below contains excerpts from Andrew Fuller’s article forThe Biblical Magazinetitled, “Progressiveness of sin and of holiness.” The headings have been added and some of the language contemporized but the included excerpts are exclusively from Fuller.

 

When our...

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Written by David Prince
Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:10

#89: Witnesses To The World[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 15:26-16:4.

The post #89: Witnesses To The World[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Duration: 2082 secondsSize: 7.94 Mb...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:00

“Words without knowledge.”

The heavens break their silence and Almighty God speaks to a mortal man. How incredible that He inspired the Bible’s authors to record His words.

Spoken out of a whirlwind, His words in these verses also apply to contemporary evangelism. Many sincere people preach the gospel but fail to...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Thursday, 24 May 2018 22:39

Are You Really Sharing the Gospel?

Sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom of God is the primary call on every believer’s life.

Each and every one who claims Jesus as Lord is commissioned to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). This was not a command limited to the disciples who heard the words of Jesus that...

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Written by Marcos Ortega
Thursday, 24 May 2018 22:31

Justified and made righteous Featured

Here, in 90 seconds Pastor Gabe explains what justification is. When he explained that it is the legal declaration of God as to the pardon of all our sins AND the credit to our account the righteousness of Christ, it made me think of the verse from Luke regarding the return of an unclean spirit....

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Written by The End Time
Thursday, 24 May 2018 22:27

Listener Comments and Questions – TGIF!

imageThe Bible is clear that God created man in His image; but as absolute truth and morality continue to be attacked we see this truth being reversed as more and more professing Christians see God as they would like to see Him rather than surrendering to Him and acknowledging His eternal nature and...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Thursday, 24 May 2018 22:25

Re-creating Pastors

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Pastors, play more golf…or tennis, or do more kayaking, fishing, or hunting. You need to get outside, you need to unplug, you need a hobby, and you need to spend time getting better at it. We often express high esteem for great pastors and missionaries who worked themselves to death because...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Thursday, 24 May 2018 22:17

A Resolution for #SBC18: “On Repudiating Predatory Behavior”

I have submitted the following resolution, On Repudiating Predatory Behavior, to the SBC Committee on Resolutions for their consideration. I am hopeful that this will be reported out by the committee to the messengers gathered at this year’s annual meeting in Dallas as it is, or...

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Written by Scott Gordon
Thursday, 24 May 2018 22:00

The Importance of Genesis

Why defend Genesis when so many people don’t even believe in Jesus?  Why not concentrate on defending the big issues, like the Gospel and the deity of Christ?  Considering all the problems we have in society, should we really be focused on apologetics, rather than trying to change...

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Written by Dr. Lisle
Thursday, 24 May 2018 21:47

Creation Byte: The Ultimate Price of Freedom

imageThe legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. —Benjamin Disraeli America’s history is filled with a long list of heroes who have shown extraordinary courage, even giving their lives to secure the freedoms our nation enjoys, freedoms we often...

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Written by Eric Hovind
Thursday, 24 May 2018 21:00

How Jesus Sets Us Doubly Free

May 25, 2018 by: Andrew Wilson

A Cultural Narrative

I think our culture’s understanding of freedom, in large part, is a narrative that says when you break from the oppression of an external force, then you’re free to be who you want to be.

That’s the cultural narrative that...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
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